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company

  

      n   pl   , -nies  
1    a number of people gathered together; assembly  
2    the fact of being with someone; companionship  
I enjoy her company     
3    a social visitor or visitors; guest or guests  
4    a business enterprise  
5    the members of an enterprise not specifically mentioned in the enterprise's title,   (Abbrevs.)    Co, co  
6    a group of actors, usually including business and technical personnel  
7    a small unit of troops, usually comprising two or more platoons  
8    the officers and crew of a ship  
9    a unit of Girl Guides  
10      (English history)   a medieval guild  
11    keep or bear company  
a    to accompany (someone)  
b    (esp. of lovers) to associate with each other; spend time together  
12    part company  
a    to end a friendship or association, esp. as a result of a quarrel; separate  
b    foll by: with   to leave; go away (from); be separated (from)  
      vb   , -nies, -nying, -nied  
13    Archaic   to keep company or associate (with someone)  
     (C13: from Old French compaignie, from compain companion, fellow, from Late Latin companio; see companion1)  


City Company  
      n   (in Britain) a corporation that represents one of the historic trade guilds of London  
close company  
      n     (Brit)   a company under the control of its directors or fewer than five independent participants,   (Also called)    closed company  
company doctor  
      n  
1    a businessman or accountant who specializes in turning ailing companies into profitable enterprises  
2    a physician employed by a company to look after its staff and to advise on health matters  
company man  
      n   an employee who puts allegiance to the company for which he works above personal opinion or friendship  
company secretary  
      n     (Brit)   an officer of an incorporated company who has certain legal obligations  
company sergeant major  
      n     (Military)   the senior Warrant Officer II in a British or Commonwealth regiment or battalion, responsible under the company second in command for all aspects of duty and discipline of the NCOs and men in that subunit,   (Abbrev.)    CSM      Compare       regimental sergeant major  
  
See also  
    warrant officer  
company town  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a town built by a company for its employees  
company union  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an unaffiliated union of workers usually restricted to a single business enterprise  
East India Company  
      n  
1    the company chartered in 1600 by the British government to trade in the East Indies: after being driven out by the Dutch it developed trade with India until the Indian Mutiny (1857), when the Crown took over the administration: the company was dissolved in 1874  
2    any similar trading company, such as any of those founded by the Dutch, French, and Danes in the 17th and 18th centuries  
finance company   , house  
      n   an enterprise engaged in the loan of money against collateral or speculatively to manufacturers and retailers, esp. one specializing in the financing of hire-purchase contracts  
fire company  
      n  
1    an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk  
2      (U.S.)   an organized body of firemen  
free company  
      n     (European history)   a band of mercenary soldiers during the Middle Ages  
holding company  
      n   a company with controlling shareholdings in one or more other companies  
Hudson's Bay Company  
      n   an English company chartered in 1670 to trade in all parts of North America drained by rivers flowing into Hudson Bay  
joint-stock company  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a business enterprise characterized by its separate legal existence and the sharing of ownership between shareholders, whose liability is limited  
2      (U.S.)   a business enterprise whose owners are issued shares of transferable stock but do not enjoy limited liability  
limited company  
      n     (Brit)   a company whose owners enjoy limited liability for the company's debts and losses  
listed company  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   a company whose shares are quoted on the main market of the London Stock Exchange  
livery company  
      n     (Brit)   one of the chartered companies of the City of London originating from the craft guilds  
management company  
      n   a company that manages a unit trust  
parent company  
      n   a company that owns more than half the shares of another company  
private company  
      n   a limited company that does not issue shares for public subscription and whose owners do not enjoy an unrestricted right to transfer their shareholdings  
   Compare       public company  
public company  
      n   a limited company whose shares may be purchased by the public and traded freely on the open market and whose share capital is not less than a statutory minimum; public limited company  
   Compare       private company  
public limited company  
      n      another name for       public company     (Abbrev.)    plc, PLC  
repertory company  
      n   a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire, esp. at its own theatre,   (U.S. name)    stock company  
shell company  
      n     (Business)  
1    a near-defunct company, esp. one with a stock-exchange listing, used as a vehicle for a thriving company  
2    a company that has ceased to trade but retains its registration and is sold for a small sum to enable its new owners to avoid the cost and trouble of registering a new company  
Stationers' Company  
      n   a guild, established by Royal Charter from Queen Mary in 1557, composed of booksellers, printers, etc.  
stock company  
      n  
1      (U.S.)   a business enterprise the capital of which is divided into transferable shares  
2       a U.S. term for       repertory company  
subsidiary company  
      n   a company with at least half of its capital stock owned by another company  
trust company  
      n   a commercial bank or other enterprise organized to perform trustee functions,   (Also called)    trust corporation  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
abbreviation for representative
[Informal] E.g.: press rep
exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.

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